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Press information August 2022
Sun., 14th of August the Spanish Riding School will present a stunning new program "Lipizzaner Classic"
The Lipizzaners are considered the oldest horse breed in Europe, known worldwide for their elegant equestrian performances.
While the High School of Classical Horsemanship, often referred to as the "Ballet of the white stallions" remains the essential part of this new program an additional attraction awaits spectators.
After three program parts of the High School executed by the famous school stallions from Vienna and their Riders, one of the most outstanding skills of the Lipizzaners to watch their perfection, beauty, and harmony carriage horses. This will be shown as special highlight at the end of the show.
The use of the white and elegant Lipizzaners as exquisite carriage horses, although rarely seen today, derives from the adoration of these horses within of the court of the Habsburgs over centuries.
The "Lipizzaner Classic" gives you a fantastic insight into the overall ability of these white stars, starting with the three program parts of Classical Horsemanship and ending with an exclusive demonstration of carriage driving from the horses Lipizzaner Stud in Piber, 50km outside Vienna.
Enjoy the wonderful performance of the Riders of the Spanish Riding School and the carriage driving riders from the Lipizzaner Stud Piber in the wonderful baroque ambience of the Winter Riding Hall, accompanied by classical Viennese music.